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Many Faces

As a gay, person of color, most of my life has been a game of translation. I looked at life (and myself) through the lens of others. In my most recent series of self-portraits, I seek to explore my identity…

Contact Cluster: a stack of five rings

Upon each of these rings balances a hollow-fabricated form, made by silver-soldering and gold-soldering up to 30 elements together, mastered from units originally fabricated in metal wire and granules. The completed forms are geodesic spheres, and abstracted extensions of them,…

Earrings, Sorrel Van Allen; Pendant, Pamela Ritchie

Pendant Winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Saidye Bronfman Award, Pamela Ritchie’s work celebrates the concentrating effect of detail, and the paradox that an abundance of ideas, form, and pattern can be encapsulated in very small objects. She was strongly…

Mesquite Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet

The Mesquite Cuff is made from thick sterling silver rectangular wire that has been cut to length and textured with a metal stamp. It was formed around a mandrel, then patinated to highlight the texturing details, then polished. As a…

Woodland Splendor Ring

I work in series and the most recent jewelry collection, Flow of Time Series, is inspired by nature. I grew up in the Midwest amongst the rugged landscape of woodlands, hills, and cold water streams. My inspiration comes from an…

The Royalink

To create this piece, I sought evolution in technique, form, and application! I have used brass and steel metal wires to retain the jewelry appearance, but instead of a plain metal plate, I tried to recreate the surface piece by…

Wheezy, Queasy, Uncomfortable: Nervous Girl

Emily Pellini’s work can best be described as a combination of narrative, lines, and a lot of glitter. While pieces share concepts of trauma, family dysfunction, and shame, they are tied together in delicately lined patterns, illustration, and hand-lettered text….

Ligare: Cage: Luck

What is jewelry and what does jewelry do? What is the literal and conceptual structure of jewelry? What are the ‘bones’ that support the efficacious ability of jewelry? Ligaments attach bones to bones and allow bodies to move, contract, and…

Carbon Cycle Necklace

I am amazed by the complexity and beauty of the natural world. My on-going series of work is focused on the origins of life on earth, evolution and the carbon cycle. As a jeweler and metalsmith, I am fascinated with…

Wild Rose Necklace

I fabricated this necklace of 20K gold, dendritic gold nuggets, mammoth ivory beads, and raw emerald beads. Many of the natural dendritic nuggets look like leaves, so that was the inspiration for this piece. The wild roses bloom around solstice…

Mask for Thought, Koalas, Pandemic, Climate Change

Masks for Thought, Koalas, Pandemic, Climate Change, 2020 Australia has always been at the vanguard even when wearing masks. Australia began wearing masks and respirators in the ACT early in December 2019 as the devastating fires of what it is…

Cratageus monogyna

Inspired by research on Porto’s natural landscape and FUTURO – 100,000 Trees Project goal of reforesting the Portuguese city, Kendall Reiss created three rings to highlight indigenous tree species for Tincal Lab Challenge 2021: Jewelry & Nature. Located near Tincal…

Seed Starter

In my work, I explore an imaginary world that contains a crossover between human and plant-like conformations. These pieces often reference flowers whether native or exotic, trees, and root systems fictitiously enhanced to speak about connections we as humans share…

Golden rings

These “14 karat gold and diamond rings” are from a series that explored gear forms. I enjoy making limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces. These rings are a combination of traditional metalsmithing techniques.

Tentacles

Going through the day distracted by people, places and things has us all feeling a bit this way – now more than ever. Spread far and wide, multitasking with tentacles, in many directions. A reminder is due to pause each…

Heart Throb Brooch

Heart Throb Brooch is from a series of large heart themed brooches I’ve made over period of several years. Each is housed in a sculptural box thematic to the work. Hearts have always been a favorite form of personal expression,…

Tab-constructed enameled pendant

I am fascinated by the design and construction/connection methods found in vintage tin-toys and have adapted those techniques for use in wearable jewelry. Using them, I can create small-scale, wearable volumetric forms in copper and silver without the need for…

Kokeshi Collection

Inspired by a love of the traditional Japanese wooden dolls, the Kokeshi Match Keep is a decorative object with a hidden, yet delightful function. A playful match-like shape herself, the silver and copper girl sparks a subtle interest until the…

Makrinós / Remote Viewing

My path as a metalsmith and jewelry designer has been a lifelong pursuit. Starting in my early teens I became captivated by both historical and contemporary works in metal. The detail and precision are both challenging and rewarding. In my…

Mask

Mask is part of a work series that reflect forces of nature and responds to current global and cultural strife in our environments. This series extends from one of a kind wearable work to wall works. Mask reflects our time…

Imaginario – Waves

Lately I dream of places with lots of water; with places that I do not know physically, but that appear very clearly in my dreams. From the water, the reflection of the sun is seen as small glitters that change…

Feeling Like a Star

Lights! Sound! ACTION! This bracelet was created on location (in my studio) while a visiting six-person film crew positioned lights, microphones, and camera for a close-up focused on my hands. Crafting became measured in digital seconds as I cut, filed,…

Katie Ring

This ring represents our particular contribution to the ongoing story that is granulation. Incorporating platinum granules within the traditional 22kt gold is a technique we developed. The granulation style here is organic and painterly. Ten different sizes of granules were…

Art history Frames

The work consists of a unique amalgamation of advanced graphic design, computer graphics, and linear applications of intense colors to a high-quality brass base. The product is then cast in an extremely durable clear fiberglass encasement. The purpose of these…

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